ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF MONTICELLO
WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS – MONTICELLO, IA
Electronic bids for the work comprising each improvement as stated below must be filed before 10:00 A.M. local time on October 24, 2023. Bids shall be submitted electronically via the QuestCDN VirtuBid system. No alternate electronic bid submittals or paper bids will be accepted. Bids will not be able to be electronically submitted after the deadline. Refer to Instruction to Bidders for additional information.
Electronic proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 10:00 A.M. on October 24, 2023. The bid opening will be conducted virtually via teleconference. At the time for opening of bids you may enter the virtual bid opening meeting by call 1-515-598-4967 and dialing the conference ID:703155578#. The bid results will be read aloud remotely during the remote meeting. Results will be considered by the City of Monticello City Council at its meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Media Center in Monticello, Iowa on November 20, 2023.
The Project includes the following Work: The Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project includes, but is not limited to, furnishing all labor, material and equipment necessary for construction and installation of: submersible pumps in the raw influent lift station, screening wash and compactor, replacing grit classifier equipment, cast-in place tanks for an activated sludge treatment system, various in tank equipment for the active sludge treatment system, non-contact ultraviolet disinfection system, precast effluent reuse lift station and submersible pumps, precast effluent pump station and submersible pumps, precast manholes, new precast controls building, rotary sludge dewatering press, precast building and storage area for sludge handling, non-potable water storage tank, non-potable water booster pump station, water main extension, non-potable water main, force main, gravity sewer main, aeration blowers, demolition of existing tanks and buildings, sludge removal, site work, paving, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and other miscellaneous items.
Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum price (Base Bid and Alternatives) basis as indicated in the Bid Form.
The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Snyder & Associates, Inc., 5005 Bowling St. SW, Suite A, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Engineer: Nick Eisenbacher, PE 319.362.9394, email@example.com. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below. Electronic contract documents are available at no cost by clicking on the “Bids” link at www.snyder-associates.com and choosing the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements on the left. Project information, engineer’s cost opinion, and planholder information is also available at no cost at this website. Downloads require the user to register for a free membership at QuestCDN.com. Downloading electronic contract documents is strongly encourage, but hard copies of the project documents may be obtained from Snyder & Associates, Inc 5005 Bowling St. SW – Suite A, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 at no cost. Those wanting to obtain hard copies must make an appointment to pick up the documents by calling 319-362-9394. No drop-ins will be allowed.
Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated above, upon payment of a deposit of $_100.00_ for each set. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to Owner in an amount of ten (10) percent of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check or a Bid bond (on the form included in the Bidding Documents) issued by a surety meeting the requirements of Paragraphs 6.01 and 6.02 of the General Conditions.
The Contract Times will commence to run on the thirtieth day after the Effective Date of the Contract or, if a Notice to Proceed is given, on the day indicated in the Notice to Proceed.
The Work will be substantially completed within 915 calendar days after the date when the Contract Times commence to run as provided in Paragraph 4.01 of the General Conditions, and completed and ready for final payment in accordance with Paragraph 15.06 of the General Conditions within 975 calendar days after the date when the Contract Times commence to run.
Contractor shall pay Owner $3,000.00 for each day that expires after the time (as duly adjusted pursuant to the Contract) until the Work is substantially complete.
After Substantial Completion, if Contractor shall neglect, refuse, or fail to complete the remaining Work within the Contract Time (as duly adjusted pursuant to the Contract) for completion and readiness for final payment, Contractor shall pay Owner $3,000.00 for each day that expires after such time until the Work is completed and ready for final payment.
Liquidated damages for failing to timely attain Substantial Completion and final completion are not additive and will not be imposed concurrently.
To the extent allowed by Federal law and regulation, by virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the state of Iowa.
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
Pre-bid Conference: A pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1105 E. 1st., Monticello, IA 52310. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required.
American Iron and Steel: Section 746 of Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Division A – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017) and subsequent statutes mandating domestic preference applies an American Iron and Steel requirement to this project. All listed iron and steel products used in this project must be produced in the United States. The term “iron and steel products” means the following products made primarily of iron or steel: lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials. The deminimis and minor components waivers under section 746 Division A Title III of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Program (WWD) administered by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the National Product Waiver (of AIS) for Pig Iron and Direct reduced iron apply to this contract.
Owner: City of Monticello
By: Russ Farnum; City Administrator
Date: September 19, 2023